cgarvieuk (12767) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
cask at the bow ...soft fruity toffee nose ... soft sweet fruitys ... light malt ... soft juicy mellow citrus hop ... tasty
kwik-lime (1121) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Probably very similar to the seasonal golden ale, the handpump is identical other than now having the word ’brown’ wedged in and it sounds similar from the RB descriptions. However, it’s advertised as new for 2011 and has an ABV 0.3% lower so I’ve given it a new entry.
Light gold colour, quite cloudy with yeast sediment throughout the pint. Light floral hoppy taste with nice hint of citrus and a little malt to balance, pleasant easy-drinking beer. On tap at Lowestoft Town FC.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. Copper amber with a small white head. Sweet malt aroma and straightforward malty taste. Mid bitter finish. Utterly ordinary in a good way.
downender (5830) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask-conditioned at the Suffolk Beer Festival, the Seven Stars, Bristol 4/07/2011. Deep gold with a slight, off-white head. Light, cereal malt and floral hop aroma with a touch of citrus fruit. Biscuity malt flavour with a touch of tangerine and bitter finish. Good.
sm89walt (1687) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 21, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask (gravity) - The Triangle Tavern, Lowestoft. A clear copper coloured beer with a fine, loose & bubbly white leaving a scattered lace. Juicy orange aroma with a hint of red apple. Good, juicy sweet fruits on the tongue with a light tang, a light biscuit malt note and a subtle, dryish hop bitterness in the finish. Fair session stuff: light to medium body, soft mouthfeel with a lingering though delicate bitterness.
chriso (7344) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask (handpump) at the Three Guineas, Reading on 27 April 2011. This seems to be a replacement for the Excelsior Golden Ale (previously a spring seasonal) that will be available year round. Exactly how it differs (apart from a lower ABV) is not entirely clear. Seemed more gold than brown to me so let’s settle on amber. Quite fruity and a little sharp - lemony citrus in evidence. Light biscuity malt underneath. A decent light quaffer.
berkshirejohn (4119) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Three Guineas, Reading. Hazy golden brown colour, eventually clearing, with a loose white head. Malty aroma, and predominantly fruity malty flavour with a touch of light hops and citrus to finish. Very pleasant.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 27, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On cask at Cloisters. Pours a dark golden colour with a fair white head. Malty aroma of barley, Weetabix and yeast. Similar flavours. Mild carbonation and quite thin.
wyzzywyz22 (1842) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask@The Philarmonic, Liverpool. Clear dark amber colour with a small off white head. Pretty muted aroma with some sweet malts showing. A little sweetish fruit in the similarly malt led flavour which continued into the gently bitter finish. Inoffensive if a bit insipid.
fonefan (32791) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask (handpump) @ Three Guineas, Station Approach, Reading, Berkshire, England RG1 1LZ.
Light light unclear medium orange yellow colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted - caramel, apple, light yeasty, sour yeast - citrus. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration, sour apple - citrus notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat.